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Photonics & space internships await physics student

Physics student Rhona Hamilton

New Colombo Plan Scholarship recipient Rhona Hamilton has sights on her internships at the University of Tokyo and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

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African origins of giant extinct New Zealand bird revealed

Adzebill skeleton on display in the Canterbury Museum, New Zealand

Scientists have revealed the African origins of New Zealand’s most mysterious giant flightless bird – the now extinct adzebill – showing that some of its closest living relatives are the pint-sized flufftails from Madagascar and Africa.

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Shining a light on sea snake senses

Olive sea snake

University of Adelaide marine biologists have discovered that some sea snakes contain genes in their tail skin that help them stay safe from predators.

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Chasing clouds in Antarctica: cool stories from a physics graduate

News Tom Chambers physics

It’s a unique way to escape the heat. Physics graduate Tom Chambers spent his summer exploring clouds in Antarctica.

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Eyre Peninsula malleefowl chick discovery excites ecologists

News Malleefowl

Cameras recently captured a malleefowl chick scratching about in the dirt in a wildlife refuge on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.

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Researchers link penguin evolution to island formation

News - Penguin Evolution

DNA from prehistoric penguin bones analysed by University of Adelaide scientists, have contributed to new findings about the evolution of these aquatic flightless birds.

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New pneumonia vaccine could save two million lives per year

Streptococcus pneumoniae

A vaccine against the biggest bacterial killer on the planet is a step closer to being available with funding secured for preclinical trials.

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Plant & Food Research boost at Waite campus

School of Agriculture Food and Wine

A new industry partner at Waite campus is set to boost research and innovation in South Australia’s horticulture and agri-food sectors.

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Penalties for animal cruelty double in SA, but is this enough to stop animal abuse?

News - dog running, animal and vet article

Australians are outraged when animal abuse punishments are seen to be inadequate.

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Palaeontologist identifies ‘mystery photographer’ of the Naracoorte Caves

News - First picture of a cave by Thomas Hannay

Scientists emphasise the importance of historical writing in caves, after proving the identity of the first person to photograph Australian caves more than 150 years ago.

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